New York, NY, October 15, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Alan S. Cooper, Of Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Trademark Litigation in Light of B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET).
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About Alan S. Cooper
Alan Cooper has practiced many years exclusively in the area of trademark enforcement with particular emphasis on trademark infringement and dilution cases as well as contested proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and counterfeit matters working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He taught trademark law as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law School for twelve years, and has been a faculty member at numerous CLE programs directed to trademark law, and has written a number of articles on topics in the trademark field. He is one the co-authors of the treatise “A Legal Strategist’s Guide to Practice Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board” published by the American Bar Association and for many years has been a member of the Advisory Board of the BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.
About Wiley Rein LLP
Wiley Rein LLP is a D.C.-based firm home to more than 275 attorneys practicing in almost two dozen areas of law, including specialties in Trademark, Intellectual Property, and Litigation. We offer clients a unique integration of legal, regulatory and public policy expertise with an in-depth understanding of the business and technical underpinnings of the industries we serve. Our interdisciplinary approach leverages the full breadth of our talent and knowledge and provides counsel derived from aggressive advocacy and extensive subject matter knowledge. Legal Times has noted that the firm “represents as perfect a merging of public policy and corporate America as exists in Washington.
The Supreme Court’s opinion in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.(to be argued December 2, 2014), may well revolutionize trademark infringement litigation. The petitioner, which won a previous trademark opposition against the respondent before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), argues that the TTAB’s decision on the issue of likelihood of confusion is entitled to issue preclusion effect and that, consequently, the only issues to be decided in its subsequent trademark infringement action against the respondent are (1) whether the respondent ever used the mark shown in its application on the goods recited in its application and (2), if so, the wording of the injunction and the amount of damages to which it is entitled.
In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will discuss:
The procedural history of the case
The circuit split leading to the grant of certiorari
The arguments of the parties and the amici
The implications for trademark practitioners if the Supreme Court accepts the petitioner’s arguments
The possible impact of the Supreme Court’s opinion on the settled law concerning the corresponding situation in patent cases
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